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Mulan has the highest kill-count of any Disney character, including villains, and was the first Disney Princess to be shown killing people on screen.
All of the water on earth is the same age (scientific estimates vary from 3.8 billion to 5 billion years old), and there's *almost* the same amount now as there was then (only a negligible amount has ever escaped the atmosphere). It perpetually recycles in one form or another. The water that came from your faucet this morning may contain molecules drank by Neanderthals...or dinosaurs.
The captain of a ship can perform a marriage. The first mate can perform a marriage if the captain is the one getting married. And the second mate can perform a marriage if the captain and first mate are marrying each other.
The Antonov AN-225 is the single largest plane in the world it is the only plane to have 6 engines and it can fit 180 tons of cargo or 8 tanks and a helicopter on top, this beast was built in the 60s ,during the space race, to carry Russian shuttles, there were originally going to be 2 but the second never got finished. it is still in use today.
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A small child could swim through a blue whale's veins. When you remember that a blue whale's heart is about the size of a small car, this actually makes a lot of sense.
The loose skin on your elbow is called a weenus and if you pinch/squeeze it in a certain spot really hard you won’t feel it. The bit of webbinb between your thumb and index finger is called a flagina. Now how many of you put your weenus to your flagina haha.
Contrary to popular belief, bananas and coconuts don’t grow on trees. The banana plant is classified as a perennial herb. The coconut plant is classified as an arecaceae. Neither the banana plant nor the coconut plant is a tree.
For every person in the world there are 1.5 million bugs.
Why do so many Hanna Barbara characters such as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and Snagglepuss walk around wearing ties? It's a limited animation trick when using traditional animation. It's cheaper to animate just the head with a sequence of drawings while using only one drawing for the body while the character is simply standing still and talking rather than moving with their entire body. The tie is there to keep the head and body in place. Otherwise, Yogi's head would be floating around in midair!
Lobsters pee to communicate.
The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet. Potato fruit is poisonous. (The fruit, not the tuber!) Ohio is the only U.S state that doesn't share a letter with the word "mackerel". Mulan has the highest kill-count of any Disney character. "Spoonfeed" is the longest English word with its letters in reverse alphabetical order. "Schoolmaster" is an anagram of "the classroom." Around 16 million people alive today are direct descendants of Genghis Khan. According to the Bible, the chicken came before the egg.
Source of (most) of these: https://bestlifeonline.com/useless-facts/
I look up fun facts as a hobby, so I got a couple.
1) Get ready for your whole life to become a lie...Mount Everest is not actually the tallest mountain. It's just the tallest mountain above sea level. The tallest Mountain from base to peak is Mauna Kea!
2) The Twitter bird has a name... Larry. So does the cookie monster! His name is Sid.
3) The one dollar bill has a unique weblike border. If you look closely at the top right corner, you will see a smallish dot. Upon taking a picture and zooming in, you'll notice that this dot is actually the spider that wove the web! However, some people are convinced that it is an owl or an octopus. Some even think that when turned upside down, it appears to be a skull and crossbones.
A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”.
1) kids ask about 300 questions per day, 2) Bee's sometimes sting other bees.
The part of our leg that is behind the kneecap is called popliteal fossa, or the kneepit
The hashtag symbol's actual name is the octothorpe
You know the chocolate candy M & M's? It's short for Mars and Murrie
You can hear a blue whale's heartbeat from 2 miles away
It takes 700 grapes to make one bottle of wine
Riding a roller coaster can help you pass a kidney stone
When viewed from above rainbows are doughnut-shaped.
Snakes don't have eyelids.
All the blood vessels in our body would circle the Earth approx. four times.
The name Wendy didn't exist until Peter Pan was written.
With the amount of heat produced by a human, if we were the size of the sun we would burn brighter and hotter.
All the hairs on our head would be strong enough to support over 10 tonnes.
Weight for weight, spider's web is about five times stronger than steel.
The person that invented the microwave only got paid $1 for his invention.
Most laughter isn't because something is funny. We all know that. I mean, who *hasn't* tried to cover a snicker after someone falls down?
And, this one's cool, water can make different pouring sounds depending on its temperature! That's really cool!
Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars.
Chinese police use geese squads.
For 100 years, maps have shown an island that doesn't exist.
There is a photosynthesizing sea slug that looks like a leaf. Also another one that looks like a green sheep.
Protons and neutrons are made of quarks. There are lots of types of quarks, including up and down, top and bottom, and strange and charm. For every quark there is also an antiquark.
Tardigrades are tiny animals that can survive nuclear radiation, drought, and the vacuum of space.
Ketchup is a non-newtonian fluid. Its viscosity changes based on pressure and other factors, not just temperature. It has to do with the way the tomato cells act in the fluid. There's a good Ted-Ed video that explains it all - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB43fM_ozKQ.
Hungary imports thrice as many hippopotamuses as every other european country
The mitochondria that powers the tail of the sperm is lost as soon as the sperm has fertilized the egg. Biological lineage can only be done through the mother’s mitochondrial DNA.
bubble gum is pink because the bubble gum factory only had pink dye when they made it
Flamingos aren't born pink. They start out white or grey and slowly become pink over time :) And competitive painting used to be an olympic sport.
There were several constellations that have became obsolete, including a cat, a telescope, the river Jordan, the famous Cerebus, and Sceptrum Brandenburgicum, the Brandenburg Sceptre.
Ketchup or tomato sauce comes from the Cantonese word kôogup
Thomas Jefferson was obsessed with macaroni. I mean, OBSESSED. He brought it to America from France and for some reason, was obsessed with making it all the time.
Whale fart bubbles can fit horses. there now you know that
Surrealist artist Salvador Dali was phobic about grasshoppers.
Per the U.K. newspaper The Independent, bananas are radioactive, because they contain potassium, which decays. The amount of radioactivity in a banana is so minuscule that you'd have to eat ten million bananas in one sitting to die from radiation poisoning. However, you might also suffer radiation poisoning if you ate more than 247 bananas every day for longer than seven years.
When Charlie Chaplin released the film "The Great Dictator" Hitler was still alive.
in Switzerland, it's illegal to own just 1 guinea pig or parrot because they're very social animals, and it is considered to be animal abuse.
A flock of owls is called a murder
Male goats pee on each other's heads for attraction.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is, ironically, the fear of long words
More people die from vending machines than from sharks.
You can't inhale through your nose while talking ...... try it :)
superman originally wasn't able to fly, he could just jump super high, but would always immediately return to the ground (or the top of a building)
There are more stars in just the Milky Way than all of the grains of sand on Earth.
Space smells like seared steak.
When you see footage of astronauts floating peacefully in space, do you ever wonder, What do space smells like? Well, according to some former astronauts, space does have a distinct odor that hangs around post-spacewalk. They've described it as "hot metal" or "searing steak."
Did you know that bees sometimes sting other bees
Most of us always have a turd somewhere in our body forming. You are a turd-mobile.
The whip was the first thing to break the sound barrier
You can't kill ants in a microwave.
Ants being relatively small, can easily position themselves between the waves, and in the process remain entirely unharmed.
if you live in the tropics than it's quite common for you to die of a falling coconut
the icelandic shark has a top lifespan of approximately 500 years. so, in theory, an icelandic shark alive today couldve been alive at the same time as isaac newton.
Gold is so malleable that it can be drawn out into a wire that's only a single atom thick, without breaking. An ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet of 300 square feet.
the first man made object to reach space was a canon shell directed to Paris during the first world war.
A litter of kittens can have more than one father. The female cat(a queen, another cool fact) can breed multiple times with different males when she is in heat. As a result, some kittens in the litter will have a different father than others. This can also happen with dogs.
1. Ants and wasps are related.
2. Strawberries are not actually berries.
3. Costa Rica has hand sized grasshoppers.
You can hold an alligator's jaw together with your pinky finger and your thumb, but if it bit down on your hand it would break every bone in your hand.
the small triangle in a horses hoof is called the frog.
Beetles (insect order Coleoptera) are by far the largest order of insects: the roughly 400,000 species make up about 40% of all insect species so far described, and about 25% of all animals! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetle#Distribution_and_diversity 🐞
Candle flames smell like burnt hair.
Dutch toilettes are designed so you have to look at your shit before you flush. And this is a very good habit from health care perspective.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s maiden name was Roosevelt. She was related to Franklin. Gilligan’s first name was Willie, though it was never used in the show, and the Skipper’s name was Jonas Grumby.
Did you know?
**You're more likely to get a computer virus from visiting religious sites than porn sites.
**A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.
**Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest.
**Scientists discovered an organism with a disappearing butt. It's called the comb jelly—also known as the warty comb jelly, sea walnut, or Mnemiopsis leidyi
5% of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows
You can't burb in space.
You are unable to sneeze with your eyes open. This is because sneezing is quite violent and this protects your eyes from popping out of the socket
On average, a 4 year old will ask around 700 questions a day!
cheese is mold ;)
They have taken the word 'gullible' out of the dictionary.
Rats are unable to vomit.
The reason that you are unable to smell rodents which have ingested poison is due to the fact that the bait is filled with anti-coagulents and blood thinners. This causes them to exsanguinate internally and the combination of the drugs causes the blood to dry, therefore, no smell.
The plastic or metal tip of a shoelace is called an aglet.
Mockingbirds do not sing during September as that is the month in which they molt.
A hummingbird is the only bird which is able to fly backwards.
Sorry Canada, Ice Hockey was invented in Britain. There exists an edition of 'Juvenile Sports & Pastimes' dating from 1797 that shows an engraving of a chap in a top hat, skating and carrying with him a curved (hockey) stick. Canada’s first official hockey game was 1875. Charles Darwin even references the sport in a letter to his son dated 1853.
A Volkswagen Karmannghia has no radiator.
That’s because it’s air cooled.
Courtesy of my favorite kids movie Cars2
This one's for you, Scagsy! Legendary Leeds United manager Don Revie changed their kit to an all-white one in order to try to replicate the success of Spanish footballing giants Real Madrid. And it worked. Revie got the team to what was then known as the First Division within two seasons of taking charge, and in the 13 years he spent as manager, they won a total of eight titles.
something like 33 percent of public cold water handles have fecal matter on them.
(This is possibly outdated) in the whole world, 1 million plastic bags are used every minute. :(
Hot water freezes faster than cold water.
There are more trees on earth than stars in the Milky Way.
Betty White was born before sliced bread.
Martin Luther King and Anne frank were born the same year.
The 19 in COVID-19 comes from the year it in which the virus began.
Barbie and Ken are actually the name of the creators children so technically they are siblings.
I can’t remember this one exactly but I know that there’s and lions are closer in relation to I believe bears than they are domestic cats.
Red hair is a genetic mutation.
Baldness comes only from the mothers side of the family and you cannot inherit it from your father.
It’s the mothers genetics that make it possible for the child to become a boy within the womb.
President Taft was so fat that he once got stuck in the tub while taking a bath.
I don’t know if it would be a fact but if you think about it, any object in flying in the sky can be considered a UFO until it’s identified because of what the letters stand for.
The Tanuki of Asia is an animal called a raccoon dog. They look like a raccoon, but their closest relatives are not raccoons
or dogs, but true foxes.
There are only 17 ways to assemble symmetrical wallpaper patern.
Grapes light on fire if you put them in the microwave. I don't know if you knew that or not....
If everything in the universe increases size by 25%, no one would notice anything different.
When you feel like you are falling in a dream, it means you have a ghost present in your room.